Rosacea

Common Name(s)

Rosacea, Acne rosacea

Rosacea is a facial skin condition characterized by redness, small bumps, and pimples. People with rosacea have flare-ups of symptoms and most do not have symptoms at all times. Over time however, the redness becomes ruddier and blood vessels will become visible. Although the condition most commonly affects the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, it may sometimes appear on the neck, chest, scalp, or ears. The cause of rosacea is not known, but it is believed to be a combination of genetics (changes or mutations in our genes) and environmental causes. There are four subtypes of rosacea (subtypes 1-4); these commonly affect different areas of the face and can cause slightly different symptoms.

The common symptoms of rosacea are flushing, persistent redness (often resembling sunburn), bumps and pimples which may burn or sting, and visible blood vessels. Symptoms may also include dry skin, an enlarged nose (rhinophyma), and eye problems such as dryness, irritation, or swelling. The condition mostly affects fair skinned women, although when affected, men tend to have more severe symptoms. Symptoms usually begin after age 30. Triggers of flare-ups may include any activity or substance which increases blood flow to the skin. These triggers may include hot or spicy foods, alcohol, temperature extremes, stress, anger, embarrassment, hard exercise, saunas, and certain prescription drugs.

Rosacea is normally diagnosed by examining the affected areas of the face. Often your primary doctor will refer you to a dermatologist or doctor who specializes in treating skin disorders. There is no cure for rosacea but there are treatment options including medications, laser treatments, and surgery if the nose is severely affected. Research is ongoing, so talk to your dermatologist about the most current treatment options. Support groups are also a good source of information and can help connect you with others affected by rosacea.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Rosacea" returned 124 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Two Consecutive Standardized Skin Surface Biopsies: An Improved Sampling Method to Evaluate Demodex Density as a Diagnostic Tool for Rosacea and Demodicosis.
 

Author(s): Fabienne M N Forton, Viviane De Maertelaer

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2017 Feb;97(2):242-248.

 

Diagnosing papulopustular rosacea is not always straightforward; no specific diagnostic test is currently available. A high density of Demodex mites is consistently observed in this condition. This retrospective study assesses an improved method for evaluating Demodex density among ...

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2016

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IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Ocular Rosacea.
 

Author(s): Rimvydas Asoklis, Kristina Malysko

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Feb;374(8):771.

 

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2016

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Prevalence of rosacea in the general population of Germany and Russia - The RISE study.
 

Author(s): J Tan, H Schöfer, E Araviiskaia, F Audibert, N Kerrouche, M Berg,

Journal: J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2016 Mar;30(3):428-34.

 

There is an unmet need for general population-based epidemiological data on rosacea based on contemporary diagnostic criteria and validated population survey methodology.

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2016

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The terms "Rosacea" returned 24 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rosacea: Molecular Mechanisms and Management of a Chronic Cutaneous Inflammatory Condition.
 

Author(s): Yu Ri Woo, Ji Hong Lim, Dae Ho Cho, Hyun Jeong Park

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Rosacea is a chronic cutaneous inflammatory disease that affects the facial skin. Clinically, rosacea can be categorized into papulopustular, erythematotelangiectatic, ocular, and phymatous rosacea. However, the phenotypic presentations of rosacea are more heterogeneous. Although ...

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2016

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A systematic review and meta-analysis on Staphylococcus aureus carriage in psoriasis, acne and rosacea.
 

Author(s): J E E Totté, W T van der Feltz, L G M Bode, A van Belkum, E J van Zuuren, S G M A Pasmans

Journal: Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.. 2016 Jul;35(7):1069-77.

 

Staphylococcus aureus might amplify symptoms in chronic inflammatory skin diseases. This study evaluates skin and mucosal colonization with S. aureus in patients with psoriasis, acne and rosacea. A systematic literature search was conducted. Both odds ratios (OR) for colonization ...

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2016

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Skin barrier in rosacea.
 

Author(s): Flavia Alvim Sant'Anna Addor

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;91(1):59-63.

 

Recent studies about the cutaneous barrier demonstrated consistent evidence that the stratum corneum is a metabolically active structure and also has adaptive functions, may play a regulatory role in the inflammatory response with activation of keratinocytes, angiogenesis and fibroplasia, ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2016

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Intense Pulsed Light as an Adjunctive to Bromonidine for the Treatment of Rosacea
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Rosacea

 

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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DMT210 Topical Gel in the Treatment of Acne Rosacea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Acne Rosacea

 

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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Genetic Basis of Rosacea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rosacea

 

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2017

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